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What to do if you are involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

 What to do if you are involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident

It is important to know your rights if you are injured in an automobile accident, and the professionals the Stayshyn Law Offices are your best source to navigate you through a critical and complex process.

Our firm serves all of Southern Ontario from our head office located on King Street East in the City of Hamilton and meet clients at our satellite office in Cayuga, providing professional service to get you the highest compensation and the best healthcare treatment.

If you are injured in a car accident, depending on the severity of your injuries, the immediate steps you or someone on your behalf should take are:

  • Call the police or go to the collision reporting centre, if a police officer does not attend the scene of the accident;
  • Report the accident to your insurance company;
  • Seek medical attention (depending on your injuries you may need to do this first);
  • Call the experienced injury and disability lawyers at Stayshyn Law Offices for a FREE initial consultation with one of our expert lawyers.

“Seeking medical attention and obtaining the proper treatment is imperative,” according to the experts at Stayshyn Law Offices. Equally important, however, is ensuring that you do not compromise any rights to benefits the you may have available to you.

Timelines can be very short, within one month of your motor vehicle accident, you must take the important next steps and complete a number of forms from your insurance company relating to your injury status, employment status and income, along with the medical treatment you may need. You will need to have your physician and employer complete forms to verify your current status as a result of the car accident. Before you do, you should meet with one of our expert lawyers here at Stayshyn Law Offices so that you understand all the questions being asked of you by your physician and employer and how the answers you provide to your insurance company may affect your rights to benefits. We highly recommend you see a lawyer before you sign any insurance forms or make any statements about your health, ability to return to work or if you are able to perform your daily activities. INITIAL CONSULTATION WITH OUR LAWYERS IS FREE!

It is very important that you seek a legal consultation before completing these forms as benefits may be denied to you or you may be categorized in the minor injury guideline, which will seriously limit the amount of treatment expenses that are available to you. For example, if you are placed into the minor injury guideline you will only be entitled to $3,500.00 for any treatment you may require and the typical treatment plan for physiotherapy may cost you between $2000.00 and $3000.00 leaving you with very little left over for any further treatment you may require and/or what is recommended by your treatment provider.

If your insurance company denies a benefit to you, you only have two (2) years in which to dispute that denial. We highly recommend you consult with our office so that we may assist you in your fight for access to any denied benefits. Don’t wait to get informed of your rights, book your free consultation with Stayshyn Law Offices, as soon as possible.

When you choose Stayshyn Law Offices as your personal injury lawyers, you get experience you can trust and timely results you will appreciate. Our team offers a unique perspective and has an exceptional record for outstanding results. There are many practical incentives that make Stayshyn Law Offices a natural choice as your personal injury firm:

  • No legal fees unless you win 
  • No obligation free initial consultation
  • Our lawyers will come to your home or hospital room, if necessary
  • Free parking available for all clients and consultations
  • Our team and staff will get you the best medical care
  • Friendly lawyers and legal support staff that are here to help you
  • Our lawyers and staff will help you assist you in completing all insurance forms
  • Our firm has successfully settled millions of dollars worth of injury claims

Call us today and get your life back on track! Call 905-777-0070 and speak to one of our qualified legal support team members to book your free initial consultation.

My Claim for Long-Term Disability Benefits has been Denied. What are my options?

Thursday, March 21, 2019

“There are many reasons your claim could have been denied. Including the medical evidence doesn’t support the disability tests or you have failed to seek the proper medical treatment for your disability,” says Adrian R. Nurse, one of the lawyers with the Hamilton based firm. “You may have to gather further medical evidence to confirm and substantiate your inability to work.”

It is also important to know that the medical/legal test the insurance company uses to determine whether or not a person is entitled to disability benefits, depends on the length of time you have suffered with your disability. In many cases, for the first two years after you have stopped working, the test will be whether you are unable to carry out the essential tasks of your own job. It will be essential to have an up-to-date job description, to review with your lawyer and medical advisors which will assist in determining your limitations.

After two years, the test often changes to whether you are unable to perform any job, not just your own, for which you are suited by way of your prior experience, education/training and transferrable skills.

It is important to note that it is not the insurance company’s role to find you a job, but to determine medically, whether or not you are fit for any other line of work that reasonably falls within your limitations, experience and education. “Though a contentious area, generally the law states the types of jobs should be commensurate with your previous salary, prestige and working hours,” Adrian R. Nurse explains.

When meeting with your lawyer to discuss your rights, it is important for you to bring an up-to-date resume, your current job description, the denial letter, any application forms filled out by your doctor as well as any correspondence you have had with your insurance company.

At TS Law, there are no legal fees unless you win, and their experienced team of litigators will come to you for a free no obligation consultation, regardless if your injuries have you in the hospital or at home. TS Law’s team of litigators, with more then 40 years of combined experience, will fight to get you the highest compensation and the best healthcare treatment. This statement is backed by TS Law’s exceptional record for outstanding results.

“We take all injuries seriously and make sure no wrong steps are taken by offering a free initial consultation,” Adrian R. Nurse says. “We remove the complexity of the claims process to ensure claimants are able to focus on recovering from their illness or injuries.”

Call us today and get your life back on track! Call 905-777-0070 and speak to one of our qualified legal support team members to book your free initial consultation.

Did you know….

Monday, February 25, 2019

Ontario’s New Distracted Driving Laws came into effect January 1, 2019?

As of January 1, 2019, if a driver is convicted of distracted driving they will be punished with a licence suspension, a hefty fine and demerit points. The severity of the punishment increases with the number of subsequent offences committed and the type of license the driver holds.

According to the official Government of Ontario website, anything that causes a driver to be less focused on the road constitutes as distracted driving. Activities include:

  • Simply holding an electronic device in your hands
  • Eating/Drinking
  • Reading books or documents
  • Typing a destination into your GPS

So, before you head out of the driveway or parking lot make sure your Bluetooth is working, or simply turn your phone off.

While the above list is just a few, go to http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/distracted-driving-faq.shtml and https://www.ontario.ca/page/distracted-driving for the full list and penalties.

In case of a motor vehicle accident or personal injury, please contact Stayshyn Law Offices at 905-777-0070.

I’ve been injured, now what?

Monday, February 25, 2019

It was a nice sunny day, you had the world by the tail and everything was going your way, when suddenly…BAM! The unfortunate happens, you are in an accident.

You never asked for it, you never though it would happen to you, and now a million questions are racing through your mind: how am I going to get through this? How am I going to handle this at my job? And then there’s my family, how is this going to affect them? Just to mention a few.

Call Stayshyn Law Offices at 905-777-0070 so that we can put your mind at ease.